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Karai Crab

901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
+1 808-952-6990
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic noodles” (42 reviews)
“king crab” (30 reviews)
“snow crab” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
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901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there by bus, got off in a neighbourhood... we didn’t expect such a cute place. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Of course the highlight is the crabs, so fresh and well cooked. (Although we went there on Saturday, it was not too...More

Thank Bingjia Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

catfish fried was tasty, could have stood more seasoning but came with a dipping sauce. Fries were seasoned and yummy. Lemonade a tad flavored with rind and needed sugar. parking across the street was easy, though i'm not sure it is intended for the restaurant...More

Thank ParisOrNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is AMAZING. You can see from the photos how tasty the food here is. The prices are very reasonable which is another reason why we keep going back to Karai Crab every time we visit Waikiki. We had the king crab, prawn and...More

Thank Paulie85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found Karai Crab on Yelp on spur of the moment search after a all day rent a car drive to North Shore and back. Food highlight of 2 week trip. Fresh crab, and lots of it, served in large metal bowls with your choice of...More

Thank ron m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this restaurant being one of the "Top Ten" rated on TA. Called ahead for reservations (3 days prior)and was given my conformation #. Asked to confirm the day before....never before asked? Took the taxi from the busy blvd. into the narrow streets. Let...More

Thank maildudeusa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Kona, but every chance we get to travel to Honolulu, we HAVE to have dinner at Karai Crab. The way they flavor their crab is beyond description. I prefer the snow crab and I can't eat it any where else now. The...More

Thank IslandGirl415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second visit which was just as good as the first. I had snow crab (they give you legs, not the whole crab) in their house sauce and corn on the cob. My friend had the fried catfish with chips, and corn on...More

Thank RedRose6865
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t expect al a Carte, expect an experience, food amazing, people were humble, generous, friendly and wanting to make our experience memorable. Big thanks to Momo and Linda our main servers and the manager. From two aussies to you, we will be back. Thank you....More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Went here without a reservation on a Sunday evening and managed to get a table. We ordered the snow crab in garlic butter, and this has to be one of the tastiest things I've eaten in years. A nice portion of habanero sauce on the...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

When we walked in, it didn’t look impressive inside. But we had reserved an outside table and you are led to this beautiful garden area. Really a beautiful setting. The night we were there, there was a band playing which was nice. They give you...More

Thank Erica K
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10 May 2015|
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Response from Jon S | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for inquiring,we have a keiki chicken wing plate with french fries. You will have an option to substitute the french fries with white rice if you wish. The chicken wings does not have any sauce, it is just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-952-6990
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Karai Crab is a fun and spicy seafood restaurant. Located next to the historic Willows Restaurant in Moiliili, 5 to 10 minutes away from Waikiki. Menu offerings include Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, Clams, Fried Catfish, Cioppino, and much more! Bold flavors in all sauces created by Executive Chef, Miles Miyamoto will have you asking for more! Karai Crab offers a kid-friendly menu as well as Take Out. See you at Karai!
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